“Perspectives on Eighteenth-Century Theater and Performance" (SCSECS 2019)

deadline for submissions: 
November 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Ashley Bender / South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
contact email: 

This panel seeks proposals on theater and performance of the long eighteenth-century, especially those that address the theme of perspective. Essays might consider the way that perspective functioned thematically in plays and other public performances, such as opera, dance, and music, and the ways that perspective (e.g., perspective scenery) affected the material conditions of performance. What perspectives did eighteenth-century audiences have on theater and performance? How did these perspectives in the public discourse shape the drama and performances of the period, and how was eighteenth-century society shaped by these cultural institutions? Submit abstracts of 250-500 words to Ashley Bender at abender@twu.edu. For more on SCSECS 2019, visit scsecs.net